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I need help deciding where to apply
« on: December 21, 2007, 10:27:10 PM »
I scored a 160 on the dec lsat. This was a huge shock to me b/c I was averaging 169 on PTs and I followed time constraints and everything. I guess the stress of the real think messed me up. I may retake in June and take a year off but I want to apply now incase I do not do any better. I cannot take the feb lsat b/c I am getting married a week prior to it and I do not think that would help me improve my score any.
So could you please critique my list. I have a 4.0 gpa in political science from Tennessee Tech Univ.

Super Reach:
Cal(FW for $$ reasons)

Reaches:
William & Mary
Boston College
Washington & Lee
Wake Forest

Target/Reaches:
George Mason
Illinois
Maryland
Alabama

Targets:
UNC
Indiana
Georgia
Flordia
Tennessee

I am not going to apply to any safties b/c if I do not get into any of these I will wait it out a year.

Thank you.

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2007, 10:58:22 PM »
If you think you can do better, retake. The best schools on that list are probably not going to admit you. Without in-state tuition, most of the state schools that would admit you on your list on not going to be worth it.

Lots of people score lower on the real test...but a 9 point drop is enough to recommend that you should retake.

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2007, 11:07:15 PM »
do you think I will be accepted to any of my targets or target/reaches?
Is it useless to apply to the reaches I have listed?

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #3 on: December 22, 2007, 12:28:07 AM »
Decider, that helps a lot.  I guess the retake in June scheme will be my plan. Do you know what year's #s that website uses? It says I have a decent shot at W&M. If this is fairly accurate that would kick ass. Thank you.

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #4 on: December 22, 2007, 02:28:37 PM »
bump

What do yall think my chances are at these schools? Are their any of these that you would say it is useless to apply to?

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #5 on: December 22, 2007, 08:19:37 PM »
anyone else???

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #6 on: December 22, 2007, 09:11:32 PM »
Are their any schools that I might be able to into a part time program? Maybe Fordham?


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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #7 on: December 22, 2007, 10:12:58 PM »
Also, does anyone think it would be a bad idea to apply or attend Iowa?

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2007, 10:17:51 PM »
If you want to live/work in the midwest, Iowa is not a bad option...
Stats: 164, 3.84

Accepted: Baylor $$$$, William and Mary $, Iowa, OSU, Indiana (Bloomington) $$$$, UIUC, Cardozo $$, Minnesota $
Waitlisted: Vanderbilt, Notre Dame
Rejected:

Pending: UMich, UVa, Duke, WUSTL

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Re: I need help deciding where to apply
« Reply #9 on: December 23, 2007, 08:11:34 PM »
I think you have a shot at both W&M and W&L with an excellent PS and LORs.  There is obviously a lot we don't know about you.  Are you still in college?  Many on this board are quick to give advice without knowing all the details, of course with great intentions.  However, for law school admission, the devil is in the details. A 160/3.9 can get an URM into T10.  Age and work experience are also very important. 

I agree with the TheDeciders recommendations.  Also, if you have a geographic area you really like, look at the strong regional schools in that area. 

Good luck!